Friday, May 24 2013 7:37 PM EDT2013-05-24 23:37:25 GMT
The City of Hattiesburg is increasing the sewer rates for Petal and some Lamar County customers who use their wastewater lagoon. Petal residents are concerned and voicing their opinions after finding outMore >>
Petal and Hattiesburg residents are voicing their opinions after finding out the City of Hattiesburg is increasing sewer rates. More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 7:09 PM EDT2013-05-24 23:09:56 GMT
It is official, Boy Scouts of America must accept all male youth no matter their sexual orientation. On Thursday, more than 60-percent of the Boy Scouts of America's 14-hundred-members voted for theMore >>
It is official, Boy Scouts of America must accept all male youth no matter their sexual orientation.More >>
Dan Sligh and his wife were in their pickup truck on Interstate 5 heading to a camping trip when a bridge before them disappeared in a "big puff of dust."More >>
The trucker was hauling drilling equipment when his load bumped against the steel framework over an Interstate 5 bridge. He looked in his rearview mirror and watched in horror as the span collapsed into the water behind him....More >>
If you go to the Town Square Park in Downtown Hattiesburg on Thursday afternoons , the first thing you will notice is a small gathering of people under scarce shade. Then you'll notice something else.
"Purple bell pepper, red bell pepper, green bell pepper and banana pepper," said Vendor Jeannette Fulmer.
"Five pound leg of lamb. This is a lamb steak," said Vendor, Morris Richardson.
These vendors say anything from vegetables and fruits right off the vine, to freshly baked cinnamon buns for man's best friend can be found at the Downtown Hattiesburg Farmer's Market.
"The purpose of our farmer's market is to bring in local food, to provide a place where people can come and be a part of the community, they know where their food is coming from," said Downtown Hattiesburg Farmer's Market Manager, Anna Cagle.
Cagle says the advantage to the market is access to the farmer's who are tending to the product from planting to picking.
"The food that you buy in a big super market travels so far, and before it even hits the shelves it's out of the ground for two weeks. A lot of times these people are bringing stuff that they grew, and picked that day," said Cagle.
Fulmer General Store Owner, Jeannette Fulmer agrees. She brings everything from vegetables, herbs, pickled goods, to fresh bread to the market every Thursday.
"See ours is not grown with any chemicals or bug sprays, and all that kind of stuff. So, it's natural. What you are eating just came out of the field this morning. It didn't come from California. It came from Richton. That makes a lot of difference in the taste," said Fulmer.
Morris Richardson, Owner of G&M Goat Farm, says the price of his products won't leave a bad taste in customers mouths. He sales goat cheeses, lamb meat, goat meat and goat milk based products.
"The prices are very reasonable compared to what you buy in the stores. I don't think that you could find, for the quality of the products, the price is very reasonable," said Richardson.
And if you want a second opinion from a customer just ask owner of Walnut Circle Grill, Mike McElroy.
"We have a tapas night at the restaurant, so we come over here and get a few things at the local farmer's market to take over at the restaurant. We come up with some simple dishes just using fresh ingredients," said McElroy.
After picking up okra, goat cheese, thyme, tomatoes and honey, McElroy prepares fried okra stuff with goat cheese.
And if you ask Fulmer why she and her family endure the manual labor of planting, picking and loading their products to come to this market, she says the answer is simple.
"This is living. This is what it is all about. This is fun," said Fulmer.
Friday, May 24 2013 5:52 PM EDT2013-05-24 21:52:06 GMT
The eight Marion County law enforcement officers who've lost their lives in the line of duty were remembered in an annual ceremony Friday morning. It included the laying of a wreath at a fallen officersMore >>
The eight Marion County law enforcement officers who've lost their lives in the line of duty were remembered in an annual ceremony Friday morning. More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 4:45 PM EDT2013-05-24 20:45:22 GMT
First responders from in Laurel and Jones County were treated to Lunch Friday by the Wayne Farms Laurel facility. As part of National Emergency Service Week, for the last 12-years Wayne farms has hostedMore >>
First responders from in Laurel and Jones County were treated to lunch Friday by the Wayne Farms Laurel facility. More >>